Family and Consumer Sciences

Interior Design Course Sequences

Interior Design Course Descriptions

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES: INTERIOR DESIGN (FCSID)

100 Introduction to the Interior Design (1)
An overview and analysis of the interior design profession including its many aspects and challenges, the academic preparation required, identification of the role of the interior designer, and career options.

101 Rapid Visualization (3) 
An introduction to the techniques of freehand drawing and technical sketching to develop confidence in design visualization. Students will learn a systematic approach to drawing imaginary 3-D objects, concepts, and metaphors.
Open only to interior design majors and minors. 

110 Design Fundamentals (3)
Basic elements of design and composition, their theories and application in interior design. Understanding the fundamentals of design through two- and three-dimensional design projects and through creative problem solving. Open only to interior design majors and minors.

111 Graphic Communication 1 (3)
Visual communication techniques for interior designers. Emphasis on three-dimensional representation of interior space and rendering techniques.
Prerequisite: FCSID 101.
Open only to interior design majors and minors.

112 Design Presentation Techniques (3) 
An introduction to the use of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and four-dimensional (digital) presentation design techniques. Students will learn the integrated use of traditional and digital media tools to articulate their concept development, design process, and design decision into informative and visual documents, and professional layouts.
Prerequisite: FCSID 101.
Open only to interior design majors and minors. 

115 Interior Finishes  (3)
Study of floor coverings, wall treatments, cabinetry, furnishings, furniture, case goods, and accessories. Selection criteria, cost, quality, application, and sources will be discussed and analyzed. Prerequisite: FCSMR 100, 105 or permission of the department chairperson.

210 Historical and Theoretical Studies 1 (3)
Chronological survey of the development of major historical periods and accompanying theoretical precedents that shape the design of the built environment from antiquity through the mid-18th century. This interactive course encourages students to articulate theories based upon historical precedents providing a catalyst for future design solutions.
Prerequisite: FCSID 110.
Open only to interior design majors and minors.

211 Graphic Communication 2 (3)
Visual communication techniques for interior designers. Emphasis on computer applications and basic training for Computer Aided Drafting (CAD). Prerequisite: FCSMR 111 or permission of the department chairperson.
Open only to interior design majors and minors.

220 Sustainable Interior  (3)
Focuses on the examination and application of the appropriate sustainable/green principles in interior design. Emphasis will be on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Contract Interiors Green Building Rating System™ (LEED-CI), a national certification program by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Prerequisite: FCSID 115.
Open only to interior design majors and minors.
This is an elective course

221 Graphic Communication 3 (3)
An introduction to computer-aided 3-D modeling using a variety of current software. In addition, other computer-aided visual communication techniques will be introduced as tools in the design/problem-solving process.
Prerequisite: FCSMR 211 or permission of the department chairperson.
Open only to interior design majors and minors.

222 Interior Design Studio 1 (3)
Introduction to design process and interior planning for small scale interior spaces with more emphasis on residential design. Prerequisite: FCSMR 110, 111, 115.
Open only to interior design majors and minors.

224 Interior Design Studio 2 (3)
Design and space planning for small to medium scale interior spaces integrating aesthetic, social, technical, and graphic communication. Introduction to research and programming processes.
Prerequisite: FCSMR 211, 222.
Open only to interior design majors and minors.

225 Historical and Theoretical Studies 2 (3)
Chronological survey of the development of major historical periods and accompanying theoretical precedents that shape design of the built environment from mid-18th century to the present. This interactive course encourages students to articulate theories based upon historical precedents providing a catalyst for future design solutions.
Prerequisite: FCSID 210.
Open only to interior design majors and minors.

261 Universal Design (3)
Addresses the established principles of universal design by examining the benefits for people with differing abilities. The history of universal design is addressed, which is a design method providing accessibility to all people (diverse cultures, special populations, disabled, aging, and able bodied).

300 Interior Design Professional Practice (3)
Legal, financial, management, marketing, and administrative issues facing interior designers, firm principals, and managers. Covers business plan, potential legal problems, contracts, agreements, pricing products and setting fees, marketing and promotion of design services.
Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the department chairperson.
Open only to interior design majors.

314 Color and Light in Interior Design (3)
Exploration of the principles that govern the use of color and light in interior design. Application of these principles in residential and commercial settings. Prerequisite: FCSMR 224.

320 Furniture Design  (3)
This studio emphasizes the study of furniture design as art and science. Students will be introduced to historical styles and theoretical concepts, aesthetics and ergonomics, technology and design processes of furniture and furnishings, including the examination of differing forms, cultural references, anthropometrics, materials, and traditional to hybrid fabrication processes.
Prerequisite: FCSID 221, 224, or ARCH 201.
Open only to interior design majors and minors.

324 Interior Design Studio 3  (3)
Development and application of planning processes for medium scale commercial and residential projects with focus on accessibility and universal design.
Prerequisite: FCSMR 221, 224.
Open only to interior design majors and minors.

333 Portfolio Development for Interior Design   (2)
Provides the opportunity to create a portfolio of digital and physical representations of projects completed in previous interior design courses. Organization, flow, readability, and digital format are among the discussed topics.
Prerequisite: FCSID 224.
Open only to interior design majors. 

334 Interior Design Studio 4  (3)
Development and application of planning techniques of larger scale commercial projects with focus on hospitality and retail design.
Prerequisite: FCSMR 324.
Open only to interior design majors and minors. 

362 Interior Construction and Detailing (3)
Covers information required for construction and detailing of interiors. Components and construction of partitions, ceilings, flooring, and custom cabinetry will be covered.
Prerequisite: FCSID 221, 224.
Open only to interior design majors and minors. 

390 Interior Design Programming  (1)
Provides the methods for gathering, organizing, and assessing data needed to design the interior of any type of building. Design concepts, goals, objectives, staff and employee projections, current and future space requirements, adjacencies, furnishing, furniture and equipment requirements, project cost, and building codes will be discussed.
Prerequisite: FCSMR 310, 324 or permission of the department chairperson.
Open only to interior design majors and minors.

424 Interior Design Studio 5  (3)
Development and application of planning techniques, construction documentation techniques of larger scale commercial projects with focus on health care and office systems environments.
Prerequisite: FCSMR 334.

484 Interior Design Studio 6  (3)
Comprehensive studio integrating research and analysis of existing or proposed structures, contextual development of interior solutions, building constraints, and specialized products and materials specifications. A self-directed studio with research completed in fall semester in the programming course. Prerequisite: FCSMR 390, 424.
Open only to interior design majors and minors.

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